Refashioned PJ’s for Ami: McCall’s M5965

Refashioned PJ's for Ami, McCalls M5965

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet.  Mostly sweet….and that’s thanks to all the cute pics of Ami in her Refashioned PJ’s using McCall’s M5965!  Ami is all about comfy clothes in bright pinks and purples so I’ve been keeping my eye out while at the local thrift shops for pieces I can remake for her. My last trip turned up some great finds.  Lots of summer maxi’s in bright prints! Amelie just had a big growth spurt (she’s 5 1/2) and is slowly outgrowing all the hand-me-downs from her cousin. I used McCall’s M5965 (4-6 Children’s) for all these looks.  I knew I […]

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Chartreuse Donna Karan Vogue V1489

Chartreuse Donna Karan Vogue V1489

I’m feeling really on trend in my newest make, a beautiful chartreuse Donna Karan for Vogue Patterns, V1489. This dress was supposed to be my wearable muslin but it’s fabulous as is.  I wasn’t quite sure about the color until I put it on-but once I did –wow! This dress is a real stunner! I bought a bunch of Donna Karan patterns before they went out of print due to licensing and this one is a winner. It reminds me of an Issey Miyake pattern I got back in the 90’s.  I love the front draping and the gathered back waist.  Gorgeous silhouette.  Bonus-I’ve again made a really […]

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Fall 2016 Sewing Plans

Fall 2016 Sewing Plans-Patterns

The weather here is slowly changing from our excessive summer heat to lots of rainy-and slightly cooler-days. Summer is slowly drawing to a close.  Time for my Fall 2016 Sewing Plans! I think what I miss most about living up north is real fall clothes. It gets cooler here in Florida but not so much that I need to layer or wear much heavier garments.  My nod to fall tends to be in my color choices. My wardrobe is probably about 80% year round wear so I don’t really require many new makes this season.  I still have a few patterns waiting in my queue that I […]

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Pacific Grove Vogue V8871

Pacific Grove Very Easy Vogue V881 Princess Seam Dress Sew Pomona

Can you tell how much I love this fabric!  This is dress #2 in Pacific Grove, a gorgeous landscape knit from Marcy Tilton.   After making my V Neck dress I had just enough fabric leftover to whip up this little dress.  It’s V8871, Very Easy Vogue, that I picked up during the last pattern sale to add to my ever-growing stash. I love the princess seams and curved side pieces-they’re really beautiful.  The pattern is a very quick sew-though I added a few modifications.  My fabric was limited after I made the first dress so I cut the back pattern in half […]

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Pacific Grove V Neck Dress M6658

Pacific Grove V Neck Dress Sew Pomona

This dress is all about the fabric! I fell in love with this Pacific Grove landscape print, a gorgeous knit from Marcy Tilton , and bought up a few panels.  After I got this in the early spring I couldn’t make up my mind on what to use it for.  I finally decided I needed a really simple silhouette to really show it off. For my silhouette I went with a simple tee shirt dress.  I pulled McCalls M6658  out from my stash and got to work.  I wanted a nice V Neck and used View B as my base.  This was a breeze to alter.  I placed […]

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Rust Organic Cotton Twill Holly/B5504 Pattern Hack Capri’s

Rust Organic Cotton Twill Holly/B5504 Pattern Hack Capri's

I love sewing pants!  They are by far my favorite projects to work on. These Capri’s are a pattern hack of By Hand London’s Holly Pants and Connie Crawford B5504 (two of my fav pant patterns!) in an awesome Rust Organic Cotton Twill from Mood.  I tend to prefer very simple/clean lines in solids when I make pants so they never look as exciting as a patterned dress but the sewing is really satisfying. For these rust colored Capri’s I combined the seaming, pockets and length of Connie Crawford’s B5504 Butterick Pattern and the waist shaping, darts, side zipper and waistband of By Hand London’s Holly.  You can see my […]

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